Democrats pick Chicago for 2024: Things to know

The Democratic National Committee has selected Chicago as the site of its 2024 convention, despite a strong bid by Atlanta.

Here are some things to know:

The location: The convention will be held at the United Center and the McCormick Place Convention Center.

The dates: Aug. 19-22, 2024.

The 2024 Republican National Convention: July 15-18, 2024, in Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum and Wisconsin Center.

Past conventions in Chicago: Chicago hosted the infamous 1968 Democratic convention, which is best remembered for a brutal clash between police and protesters opposing the Vietnam War. The last Democratic National Convention in the city was in 1996, when President Bill Clinton was nominated for a second term.

Quoted: “Georgia is still very much in the center of politics and presidential politics in particular. So good for Chicago, but I think the activity and action in the general election of 2024 is going to be right here.” -- Bobby Kahn, former chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party. Read more reaction

— Compiled from staff and wire reports

More coverage: Atlanta’s bid for the 2024 DNC

Atlanta’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention fell short, with party officials announcing that Chicago would host the convention. Here’s more about Atlanta’s unsucessful bid:

Atlanta loses bid for Democratic National Convention to Chicago

Podcast: Why Atlanta lost the race for the DNC

The difference? Labor unions sided with Chicago

Economic impact: Experts say loss is not a huge blow

Local reaction: Officials say they’re “disappointed” in Biden’s decision

Republican reaction: Why Georgia’s GOP held its fire

Things to know: Democrats pick Chicago for 2024